February 04, 2022– Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – On behalf of Makivvik and the Inuit of Nunavik, the President of Makivvik, Pita Aatami respectfully extended his sincere condolences to former Grand Chief Dr, Abel Bosum on the passing of his wife Mrs. Sophie Happyjack Bosum. The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee and the community of Ouje-Bougoumou have lost a strong woman who played an instrumental role in the development of her community, and the protection of the Cree Language and the Cree way of life.
“I was saddened to learn of Mrs. Sophie Happyjack Bosum’s passing, my heart goes out to her entire family and to Dr, Abel Bosum, I send you strength and support during this very difficult period of losing your life partner” Said Makivvik President Pita Aatami.
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Makivvik is the land claims organization mandated to manage the heritage funds of the Inuit of Nunavik provided for under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivvik’s role includes the administration and investment of these funds and the promotion of economic growth by providing assistance for the creation of Inuit-operated businesses in Nunavik. Makivvik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, relief of poverty, and education of Inuit in the communities.